Marie-Louise and I bid you welcome to this King’s Day celebration in honor of the birthday of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander. We are pleased to host you and to celebrate with you this evening.
As part of tonight’s King’s Day Celebration, several persons will be honored with royal decoration, in recognition of their prolonged voluntary service in our community. Considering the work of this year’s honorees, I have themed tonight’s celebration “My Brother’s Keeper”. I shall therefore in the next few moments share some thoughts with you on this theme: “My Brother’s Keeper”?